The Cowboys and Redskins have eight non-division common opponents: New Orleans, Cincinnati, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Carolina, Baltimore and Cleveland. The Redskins beat the Saints, Buccaneers, Ravens and Browns. The Cowboys beat the Bengals, Buccaneers, Steelers, Panthers and Browns.
Conference record is the fourth tiebreaker after head to head, division record and common opponents.
In 2008, the Cowboys needed to beat Philadelphia to make the wild card and lost. Last year, Dallas faced the Giants for the division and lost.